Built in 1895, the Biltmore House is the largest privately owned house in the United States. More than a hundred year have passed, and it is still a marvel of elegance and charm. Generations of the Vanderbilt family lived there, leaving countless legends behind.
After visiting the beautiful town of Asheville, George Washington Vanderbilt decided to build his own summer estate. The construction project was huge, and Vanderbilt even went overseas to buy luxurious furniture to create a feeling of comfort. Vanderbilt devoted his lifetime to building Biltmore House, the most prominent examples of the Gilded Age. His soul was deeply ingrained in the history of Biltmore.
Now open as a tourist attraction, the Biltmore House receives hundreds of visitors every day. Even in the daytime, the spirits of the Vanderbilt family haunt the house. Rumored places include:
- Swimming Pool
- Tower Stairs
- Dining Hall
One of the most impressive part of the house is the library, which has an amazingly large collection of books. The library is also George Vanderbilt’s favorite place. After he died, his soul stays in the library. During his lifetime, Vanderbilt was used to go into the library if a storm was approaching. As a lot of visitors have reported, they always see a shadowy figure in the library during their visit, especially when a storm is about to come.
Not only George Vanderbilt, but also other family members also remain in the house. The swimming pool is continuously reported as having ghosts splash water into visitors. Some people can even hear creepy laughter, which seems rather scary.
Information about visiting the Biltmore House can be found at http://www.biltmore.com.